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Agave ‘Joe Hoak’

Joe Hoak' Agave , Agave desmetiana 'Joe Hoak'

Agave 'Joe Hoak', Variegated Agave, 'Joe Hoak' Agave, Agave desmetiana 'Joe Hoak'
Agave 'Joe Hoak', Variegated Agave, 'Joe Hoak' Agave, Agave desmetiana 'Joe Hoak'
Agave 'Joe Hoak', Variegated Agave, 'Joe Hoak' Agave, Agave desmetiana 'Joe Hoak'

Incredibly pretty, Agave ‘Joe Hoak’ is an evergreen succulent perennial which produces striking rosettes of gracefully curving leaves, delicately striated with pale gray-green and cream, and adorned with a terminal reddish-brown spine. The 2 ft. long leaves (60 cm) exhibit a strong green margin on the lower half of the leaf and small marginal teeth along their edges. Panicles of pale yellow flowers may emerge on mature plants (over 8 years old). Fast-growing, it often produces many offsets. A fabulous Agave that makes a dramatic focal point and can be used in decorative pots.

  • Grows up to 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) and 3-4 ft. wide (90-120 cm).
  • Easily grown in slightly acidic, sandy or gravelly, moist or drywell-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates part shade, particularly in hot desert gardens where some shade will prevent scorching of the foliage. Keep in a frost-free area in winter and put it out on the patio or balcony in summer. Irrigate little or regularly for more vigor. Drought tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, city gardens, coastal gardens, rock gardens, succulent gardens, or Mediterranean gardens. Ideal as an accent plant in sunny borders or in decorative containers.
  • Deer resistant
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for slugs and snails.

Agave: Plant Care and Growing Guide


Agave plants are popular for landscaping because they are rich in many qualities and have a striking architectural appearance. Here are some tips on how to plant and grow agaves successfully

Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 11
Heat Zones 5 - 12
Climate Zones 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Agave
Common names Agave
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Agave tequilana (Blue Agave)
Agave angustifolia var. marginata (Caribbean Agave)
Agave xylonacantha (Saw Leaf Agave)
Agave x leopoldii (Leopold Agave)
Agave vilmoriniana ‘Stained Glass’ (Octopus Agave)
Agave macroacantha (Black-Spined Agave)

Recommended Companion Plants

Senecio mandraliscae (Blue Chalksticks)
Sedum nussbaumerianum (Stonecrop)
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ (Fire Sticks)
Cerastium tomentosum (Snow in Summer)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 11
Heat Zones 5 - 12
Climate Zones 13, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Agave
Common names Agave
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 48" (120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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